Watched the Unrated Director's Edition.
I completely understand why they could not just do a complete retread of the 80's TV show and make it into a good movie. I do not understand why anyone would think that this was a viable option as an update. Colin Farrel was awful. His mullet was the most entertaining thing in this movie. The story was paper thin. The special effects were not up to par. It's called Miami Vice and only about a third of the movie takes place in Miami? I just don't get it. This was horrible.
Growing up in Florida, Miami Vice was must see TV in the 80s. This time around Michael Mann used plot devices and story line from a couple of his better episodes of the show. I didn't know what to expect and I know many don't like it but I think it's a good movie which I've watched several times.